Formation Opportunities at the Monastery

Click on this link to register for the Diffusions Retreat.

Diffusions Retreat


This is a five-week (in-person only) opportunity to take a course designed by Sr Teresa Jackson from St Gertrude’s Monastery in Cottonwood Idaho. This course is both on formation and prayer which is the heart of formation. We will be discussing Lectio Divina and Lectio Visio. You will be given opportunities to experience both multiple times. There will be small group discussions and there will be some simple homework to help you practice and integrate your learning into your daily life. 

We will be talking about ways community, our Benedictine community, has a role in our prayer life and how being an Oblate supports us in community. We will talk about community being different when we do not live together. And also, how to create community when we are not living together.  

The retreat will also integrate a discussion on the discipline of our prayer lives. We each need some structure for this but not have it be a burden. Our spiritual growth is most important. Learning where, when, and how our prayer life supports our spiritual growth will be different for each of us. Our journeys are as unique as we are. Our paths will be unique also. 

Come learn with us! Come pray with us!

There is no cost for the workshop. All materials and snacks are provided.
(A $10.00 donation per session will be appreciated to offset material cost and support future formation offerings at Scholastica House.)

To download the flyer for this workshop, click here.

Sisters of St. Benedict, Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery
8502 W. Pinchot Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85037.